CeBIT (Centrum der Büro- und Informationstechnik; German for “Centre of Office and Information technology”) is the world’s largest computer expo. It is held each spring on the world’s largest fairground in Hannover, Germany, and is a barometer of the state of the art in information technology. With an exhibition area of roughly 450,000 m² (5 million ft²), over 6,111 exhibitors and more than 755,000 visitors in 1995, it was larger than COMPUTEX and the no-longer held COMDEX. By 2008, the CeBIT expo attendance was at 495,000and was held from 4 March to 9 March 2008. The 2009 expo dates are 3 March to 8 March 2009. The CeBIT 2009 event will be organized by Deutsche Messe AG and is expected to surpass the previous year’s success .

2009 Focus

Internet & Mobile Solutions
Information technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics have converged to create new platforms, new alliances, new providers, new products, and new solutions.

Digitalization and mobility are:
– Revolutionizing content generation and use
– Changing the way we use media
– Generating new business models and markets
– Enabling us to conduct business on the move
– Creating new customer relationships.

CeBIT is embracing this latest megatrend with the new Internet & Mobile Solutions program, which will paint a current picture of the content economy in three main display categories: Digital Media Solutions, Enterprise Mobility, and Web-Based Solutions.

eHealth Exchange
The medical and healthcare sectors are becoming increasingly deregulated around the world. With market liberalization and harmonization of standards come new business opportunities for international vendors and solutions providers. At the same time demographic change and the need to streamline costs are posing new challenges for the healthcare market. A 38% increase in attendees to this segment of CeBIT is testimony to the importance of IT in medicine and will make it one of the headline topics at the show in 2009.

TeleHealth is Europe’s leading event for professionals and key decision-makers in the medical and healthcare field. In addition to the Expo, the Conference + Networking event will take place on 5 and 6 March, when telemedicine and eHealth professionals will meet to compare notes and share knowledge. The conference will feature a well-balanced program of distinguished experts who will present their latest research findings and best practice case studies.

Enterprise Storage and ILM Solutions Pavilion
Data storage requirements are doubling every 18 months and the appetite for faster, bigger storage arrays and improved information lifecycle management tools is increasingly growing to keep up with business needs. Digitalization of content, data protection, disaster recovery and increased use of graphics and video are straining the existing storage infrastructure of many enterprises.
AutoID and RFID

AutoID/RFID is central to the Internet of the future, which promises to create the transparency necessary for cross-industry logistics chains. Right now, major corporations are conducting successful pilot projects with small and medium-sized enterprises supplying the underlying technologies. Indeed, AutoID/RFID is poised for mass deployment in business and logistics processes; retailing and wholesaling; production and transportation; and product tracking.

Main display categories:

– Bar-Coding, 2D-Coding
– Distributors
– Embedded Software and Systems
– International Concerns and SMEs
– Manufacturers
– Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
– RFID (Transponders), Sensors, etc.
– Systems Consultants
– Systems Integrators

IPCentral / WIRELESSWorld @ CeBIT

Digital Communication plays an increasingly important role in today’s world of work and leisure. Millions of users communicate and send data — anytime and anywhere. WIRELESSWorld and IPCentral are sectors where the latest trends are highlighted and new business opportunities are created.
green IT world at CeBIT 2009
The overwhelming interest and the resulting market potential has been the motivation and incentive to increase CeBIT’s commitment to Green IT substantially in 2009.
CeBIT is presenting a “green IT World”. The most important companies will display their most innovative Green-IT-solutions on a special area of around 2500sqm: from energy saving notebooks for everyone across energy efficient data centres to high-end-videoconferencing in HD-quality and sustainable visions for the future.

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